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8. Disease Spreading, Simulating COVID-19 Outbreak

Rongpeng Li1   and Aiichiro Nakano1
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Starting from the end of 2019, a regional respiratory disease first identified in Wuhan, China, quickly spread to the whole world. Tens of millions of people got infected and hundreds of thousands of people died. The disease was later named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. Starting from early 2021, vaccines began to be available, which significantly reduced the death rate for infected people.

As of early 2022, the battle between COVID-19 and humans is still ...

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